Despite missing his penalty kick, Godfrey Walusimbi was a strong pillar to guide Kaizer Chiefs past Black Leopards.
The Amakhosi won 4-2 in shootouts to advance to Quarter finals at FNB Stadium.
Coming into the game at the back of a 0-1 league defeat at home to Polokwane City, Chiefs needed nothing but a win at all cost.
Phathutshedzo Nange put Leopards in a 34th minute lead before Pule Ekstein restored parity in the 63rd minute.
Bernard Parker had his goal disallowed and the hosts struck the woodwork thrice before the teams went into shootout.
Walusimbi who joined Chiefs from Gor Mahia, was the only Amakhosi who missed his penalty which he blazed over the bar. Goalkeeper Virgil Vries saved from Jean Munganga and Eden Nine.
#TKO2018 – Kaizer Chiefs vs. Black Leopards
Starting 11: Vries, Mphahlele, Mathoho, Booysen, Walusimbi, Ekstein, Katsande ©, Ntshangase, Zulu, Parker, Páez
Subs: Khune, Cardoso, Ntiya-Ntiya, Maluleka, Jayiya, Moon, Mahlasela
— Kaizer Chiefs (@KaizerChiefs) October 21, 2018
Other Telkom Knockout results:
Saturday October 20, 2018:
Free State Stars 0 – 1 Bidvest Wits
Orlando Pirates 1 – 0 Chippa United
Baroka FC 2 – 0 Lamontville Golden Arrows
Maritzburg United 2 – 1 Highlands Park
Mamelodi Sundowns 1 – 0 Bloemfontein Celtic
Sunday October 21, 2018:
Kaizer Chiefs 1 – 1 Black Leopards (Chiefs won 4-2 on penalties)
Polokwane City 1 – 1 SuperSport United (SuperSport won 6-5 on penalties)